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In-House Counsel

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0009511
Date Posted: May 22, 2022
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Company Name: Sullair, LLC
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

Summary of the position:

This position will be responsible for reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts related to Sullair’s business, along with providing legal advice to internal departments, sales groups, and various Management Teams. This position will also assist, coordinate  and work with outside counsel in supporting defense of litigation claims. Strong team building skills are necessary and the ability to work with various technical disciplines, internal Company functions, and the global legal team.

This is a full-time position located in either Chicago, Illinois or Michigan City, Indiana.   

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Draft and review contracts (distributor, service, supplier, NDA, compliance letter, etc.)
  • Advise internal departments on corporate and business matters
  • Support M&A and business development from legal perspective.
  • Support business conduct compliance programs and annual training.
  • Maintain record of pending legal questions and issues.
  • Administer systems information to track active litigation, service of process, corporate records (data entry, leadership team contact).
  • Maintain files and filing of corporate records and Board documents.
  • Assist internal departments and outside counsel with trademark filings and infringement and other IP matters
  • Assist and support development of new systems and processes.
  • General-related administrative duties including legal invoicing.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • J.D. degree required.
  • License to practice law in Indiana, Illinois or another State.
  • Notary certification preferred.

Professional experience:

  • Five years of legal experience. Experience in contract law, business and  industrial manufacturing preferred.
  • MS Office – expert level PowerPoint and Excel.
  • General computer systems competency.
  • Excellent writing, negotiation and communication skills.

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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